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What is the MASIT?

MASIT is the Master in International Taxation taught at the University of Lausanne. The MASIT is a collaboration between Faculty of Business & Economics (HEC Lausanne) and the Faculty of Law, Criminal Sciences & Public Administration.

What kind of courses the MASIT has to offer?

The MASIT is designed for those practicing abroad or in Switzerland. It offers an International Tax Curriculum (that during the 2nd semester splits into International Corporate Taxation & Tax Governance or International Estate Planning & Tax Compliance Specialization depending on the student area of practice/interest) and a Swiss Tax Curriculum.

How to apply for the MASIT?

The future participants need to access the registration form (available on following link). Participants are request to fill and submit it along with the requested documents by September 30th, 2018.

Who is the target audience of the MASIT?

The program is open to candidates who have a Master degree in Law or Economics, or a Barchelor's degree (in any field) combined with relevant tax work experience.

How much does the MASIT cost?

The total fee of the MASIT is CHF 25'000. This fee includes all documentation and an iPad. Participants who do not hold a Swiss university degree must pay a fee of CHF 200 to cover the administrative costs of preparing and examining applications. For more information click here.

How many participants will be admitted in the MASIT?

In order to enhance the classroom interaction with the lecturers, the number of places is limited to 30. Participants will be admitted on a first come first served basis.

What is the course duration?

The MASIT can be undertaken on a full-time basis (1 year) or on a part-time basis (1.5 years).

The MASIT will be conducted in which language?

The teaching is done in English.

What material will be provided during the course?

The reading material will be provided through an online plataform. Participants will be required to print the material and bring them to classroom. For the International curriculum, the documents provided will be in English and for the Swiss curriculum the documents provided could be in English, French, German or Italian.

What kind of evaluation do the participants have to complete the MASIT?

To achieve the 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits of the MASIT, participants need to attend 80% of the classes and pass the core courses, specialization and the master thesis. This master thesis should be between 40 and 60 pages. The master thesis has to be written under the supervision of the program directors or by one of the faculty member.

What kind of certification will the participants obtain after completing the MASIT?

The participants will receive a Master Advanced Studies (MAS) diploma on International Taxation issued by the UNIL.

Do the MASIT courses facilitate in undertaking other certificates?

The courses taught in the MASIT may also be used to prepare for the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT), a professional qualification, which is administered and awarded by the Chartered Institute of Taxation. For more details click here. Participants successfully taking the Swiss curriculum of the MASIT will avail a substantial equivalence for the Swiss certificied tax expert exam. For more information click here.

Who is the program faculty?

All topics are addressed from a theoretical and practical perspective and are illustrated through numerous case studies. The classes are taught by government officials, senior practitioners from international consultancy/law firms, in house tax directors from leading multinationals, academics, senior economists and members of the tax administration. More information can be found here.

Does the MASIT provide accomodation for the foreign participants?

Participants have the possibility to plan their stay in Lausanne. Once enrolled into the program, the MASIT will provide the students with further informations and guidelines to plan their accomodation.

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